Poetry, VOLUME 8

St. Augustine – Three Poems

Augustine Poems

Today is the Feast of St. Augustine.  

 

We all are familiar with Augustine as a theologian, one of the most formidable thinkers in church history, but did you know that he also was poet? Here are three St. Augustine poems

The Ladder of St. Augustine.
 

Love Never Disappears
St. Augustine

Love never disappears for death is a non-event.
I have merely retired to the room next door.
You and I are the same; what we were for each other, we still are.
Speak to me as you always have, do not use a different tone, do not be sad.
Continue to laugh at what made us laugh.
Smile and think of me.
Life means what it has always meant.
The link is not severed.
Why should I be out of your soul if I am out of your sight?
I will wait for you; I am not here, but just on the other side of this path.
You see, all is well.
 

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


 
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